Thanks to Cees Van de Ven for this.
Thanks also to John Thomas and Mark Dijkstra, AxesJazzPower’s organisers, and thanks to my collaborators Sean Bergin and Alan “Gunga” Purves.
Hello from Patience Bootcamp! I’m not very patient, you see. This notwithstanding, it’s been a bit of a slow few months. But the demo CDs are back from the pressing plant, be-artworked and mastered and all those professional things. I start sending them out next week, yeow!!
My first Eindhovinian gig is on at the end of November. Yip yip! AxesJazzPower is an Eindhoven-based promotions group and “stage for adventurous new music”. Their programmes range from jazz to contemporary classical, theatre, electronica, and pretty much anything else interesting. I see that Andy Moor (guitarist from the legendary Dutch punk band, The Ex) is playing in a few weeks with Yannis Kyriakides, a Cypriot composer living in Amsterdam. Seeya down the front, hweh!
But anyway, yeah, their shows are always interesting, and for the gig in November, they’re setting up a collaboration between an upcoming artist (that’d be me) and an old, wise, lion with years of experience. So, I’ll be going to Amsterdam in a few weeks to meet up with Sean Bergin, we’ll have an aul jam together, and see what happens. It’s really exciting though, obviously a very different set-up to Ireland. Slightly more (this word again) professional. But it is though.